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Caldwell C53 - Spindle galaxy

Caldwell object C53 also known as the Spindle galaxy is a lenticular galaxy located within the constellation Sextans. Caldwell C53 is best viewed during Spring, is magnitude 9.1*, and can be viewed with large binoculars. It is 9.1 in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Spindle galaxy
      1. Type:
      2. lenticular galaxy
      1. NGC:
      2. 3115
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.1
      1. Viewing:
      2. large binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 8 x 3'
      1. RA:
      2. 10 05.2
      1. Dec:
      2. -07 43'
      1. Season:
      2. Spring


    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.

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